DESTRUCTO Goes Country with his Remix of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

Gary Richards (aka DESTRUCTO) crosses country and electronic music with his official remix of Dolly Parton’s most famous tune.

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Dec 12, 2021
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By
Cameron Holbrook

Dolly Parton, country music’s most honored and accomplished female singer-songwriters, has handed Gary Richards (aka DESTRUCTO) the reigns to her hit 1978 song “Jolene” for a rare official remix.

Richards breathes new life into the track with a primed-and-ready dance floor approach by applying a rich and passionate deep house backdrop with sweeping builds and galloping basslines. Keeping Parton’s extraordinary vocals and original guitar composition intact throughout the remix, the world-famous song tells the tale of a woman trying to keep her man from a younger love interest. Check out the track below.

“My little song ‘Jolene’ has been done so many different ways, and I love them all, but I think this one is my favorite,” says Dolly Parton about the remix. “It makes me want to dance! How about you!?”

“‘Jolene’ has been part of my musical DNA since day one,” adds Gary Richards. (DESTRUCTO). “It is a true classic not only for country music but American music. I’ve always felt its lyrics and melody could be the bones to build a real dance floor banger around. Something to sing along to while getting your dance on. I’m beyond thrilled being given the opportunity to remix one of the greatest songs of all time and that Dolly loves it. She is a national treasure and to be able to have the world hear my version of it with her behind it is a blessing.”

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